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Inventory of the David Grabin Papers, 1930-1999
Inventory of the David Grabin Papers, 1930-1999
|Abstract:||Images, memoir, and newspaper clippings of David Grabin, a Holocaust survivor imprisoned at several camps during World War II. Images include negatives, slides, photocopies, and digital images of family photographs Grabin carried throughout the war. Grabin's memoir details his experience as he was separated from his family and moved from camp to camp, ending at Theresienstadt.|
|Title:||David Grabin papers|
|Creator:||Grabin, David, 1919-2004|
|Extent:||0.25 linear feet
|Repository:||Jewish Heritage Collection, Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
|Call Number:||Mss 1065-008|
|Language of Material:||Materials in English and Hebrew|
Biographical and Historical Note
David Grabin (1919-2004) was born in Ślesin, Poland, where he lived his parents, two brothers, a sister and brother-in-law, and their two children. Germany invaded Ślesin in September 1939, and in July 1940, his entire family was deported and eventually imprisoned in the Łódź ghetto. Grabin was separated from his family and forced to work at multiple camps throughout Eastern Europe and Germany, including Kaiserwald and Buchenwald. The last camp he was sent to was Theresienstadt, which was liberated by the Russians less than two weeks after his arrival. After being liberated, Grabin returned to Ślesin and was reunited with his oldest brother in 1945. None of his other family members survived.
Images, memoir, and newspaper clippings of David Grabin, a Holocaust survivor imprisoned at several camps during World War II, including Buchenwald, Kaiserwald, and Theresienstadt. Images include negatives, slides, photocopies, and digital images of family photographs Grabin carried throughout the war. Grabin's memoir details his experience as he was separated from his family and moved from camp to camp, ending at Theresienstadt.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Search TermsThe following terms have been used to index this collection in the Library's online catalog. They are grouped by name of person, family, or organization, by topical subject, by place, and by types of material.
- Grabin, David, 1919-2004
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives
- Holocaust survivors
- World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities
- World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Germany
- World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Latvia
- World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Poland
- Ślesin (Konin, Poland)
Types of Material
- Black-and-white negatives
- Black-and-white slides
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Digital images
- Facsimiles (reproductions)
Grabin's memoir, which details his family's deportation from Slesin and his many subsequent camp locations in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, and Czechoslovakia.
Photocopies of photographs of Grabin, family, and friends. Photographs are mostly pre-war and taken in Ślesin, Poland. Includes photographs of Grabin while he was in labor camps in Poland in 1940 and 1941. Descriptions of each photograph are included.
Clippings in English and Hebrew describe events of the Holocaust in Poland and Buchenwald and Grabin's religious life in Richmond, Virginia. Also includes an invitation to the 1999 Kristallnacht Memorial Service at the Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial in Richmond, one of the first Holocaust memorials in North America.
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[Identification of item], David Grabin papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.
Materials were donated in 2000 by David Grabin.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, February 2011.
Encoded by Rebecca McClure, November 2011.
Reviewed and uploaded by Martha McTear, January 2012.
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.